• gene
  • A single lep gene has been documented for green-spotted pufferfish (Tetraodon nigroviridis), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus). (wikipedia.org)
  • saltwater
  • Soon after, Chris Wood found that freshwater trout dispose of ammonia through Rhesus proteins in the membrane of a specialised gill cell, known as a pavement cell, so Hirose and Wood teamed up to find out how saltwater pufferfish handle ammonia excretion ( p. 3150 ). (biologists.org)
  • mainly
  • The pear-shaped Takifugu, like all pufferfish, are not fast swimmers as they mainly use their pectoral fins for propulsion, but they are very manoeuvrable and able to hover, swim backwards, and change direction much more quickly than most other types of fish. (wikipedia.org)
  • name
  • In the event of danger, the fish inflates itself by filling its extremely elastic stomach with water (or air when outside of the water) until the fish is almost spherical (hence the name blowfish or pufferfish). (wikipedia.org)
  • fish
  • Most fish were thought to dispose of ammonium simply by leaking it out of their gills but when Shigehisa Hirose from the Tokyo Institute of Technology discovered a new family of proteins (Rhesus proteins) in pufferfish with a similar amino acid sequence to other ammonium transport proteins, it became clear that ammonium disposal was more complex. (biologists.org)
  • analysis
  • Recently, however, Dr. Peter Wainwright completed his analysis on the series of muscle actions which allow a pufferfish to inflate. (wikipedia.org)